Belgian Sheepdog Breed
 

Belgian Sheepdogs

The name Chien de Berger was used many years ago and was applied to any European dog used for herding sheep. At that time, their structure appeared to be the same. Before 1891 the Belgian Sheepdog was truly was the shepherd's dog and was very common everywhere in Europe. They were seen in a variety of sizes and colors.

The Belgian Sheepdog shows intelligence, courage, alertness, and devotion. He is watchful. attentive, and always in motion when not under command. With humans he should be observant and with strangers vigilant. He should not show fear or shyness. He should not show viciousness by unwarranted or unprovoked attack. With those he knows well, he is affectionate and friendly, always wanting attention. These dogs can be very possessive.

He is a strong and well muscled animal, alert and full of life. The gaze should be intelligent and questioning.

Holland, France, and Belgium all had sheepdogs which varied in coat. Longhaired, shorthaired, and roughhaired types were seen.

Height- males, 24-26 inches; females, 22-24 inches.

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